The Wreck of the Zanzibar by Michael Morpurgo

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"The Wreck of the Zanzibar" is a great story for people who like an emotional book that makes you think. I really enjoyed this book and I wanted to turn the pages to solve the mystery of the Scilly Isles.
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When a boy inherits his great-aunt's diary, he begins to learn fascinating things about her life, including the long-hidden secret to a family mystery, as he reads about her youthful dreams to help her father salvage ships wrecked at sea.
 

About Michael Morpurgo

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British author Michael Morpurgo was born in St. Albans, Hertforshire in 1943. He attended the University of London and studied English and French. He became a primary school teacher in Kent for about ten years. He and his wife Clare started a charity called Farms for City Children. They currently own three farms where over 2000 children a year stay for a week and experience the countryside by taking part in purposeful farmwork. He has published over 100 books and several screenplays. He won the 1995 Whitbread Children's Book Award for The Wreck of the Zanzibar, the 1996 Nestle Smarties Book Prize for The Butterfly Lion, and the 2000 Children's Book Award for Kensuke's Kingdom. Private Peaceful won the 2005 Red House Children's Book Award and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. Five of his books have been made into movies and two have been adapted for television. He was named as the third Children's Laureate in May 2003. He currently lives in Devon. Born in 1957 in Ezanville, France, Francois Place published his first illustrations for children's books in 1983. The award-winning Last Giants (Godine, 1992) confirmed his talents as a writer and illustrator, and A Voyage of Discovery (2001) won the Grand Prize at the Bologna Children's Book Fair. His most recent book with Godine is the acclaimed Old Man Mad About Drawing (2004).
 
Published January 1, 1995 by Heinemann Young Books. 122 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Education & Reference, Action & Adventure, War, Westerns, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by orcacrazy on Mar 22 2012

The Wreck of the Zanzibar is a great book for people who like an emotional book that makes you think. I really enjoyed this book and I wanted to turn the pages to solve the mystery of the Scilly Isles.

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Reviewed by orcacrazy on Feb 09 2012

"The Wreck of the Zanzibar" is a great story for people who like an emotional book that makes you think. I really enjoyed this book and I wanted to turn the pages to solve the mystery of the Scilly Isles.

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